March 10, 2008
One year after local preservationists and community leaders voiced concerns that Baltimore's Scottish Rite Temple of Freemasonry might be demolished to make way for new development, the building no longer appears threatened by the wrecker's ball. It's not completely off the endangered list, either. Leaders of the Masonic order that owns the neoClassical building at 3800 N. Charles St. have decided for now to stay at their current location rather than pursue a plan to sell the property and use the money to move to Baltimore County, according to representative Ray Leppo.
February 2, 2007
On January 25, 2007 NICOLE DENISE, Survived by Daughter, Tricia S. McLaughlin, Father Ahmad Burundi (Kathy), Brothers Johnnie Hill and Shariff Burundi, Sister, Patrice Blackwell and a host of other family and friends. Friends may call the WYLIE FUNERAL HOME P.A OF BALTIMORE COUNTY, 9200 Liberty Road on Friday from 6-8 p.m. Services will be held Saturday at the Willard W. Allen Masonic Temple , 1307 Eutaw Place, 10:00 Wake10:30 am Funeral. Internment Following. Inquiries www.wyliefuneralhome.
November 19, 2006
On November 12, 2006, PERRY WILLIAM STEWART, SR.; beloved husband of Charlotte Stewart. On Sunday, friends may call at Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Services, 4905 York Road where the family will receive friends from 3 to 8 P.m. Fraternal Services to be held on Monday from 7 to 9 P.M. at the Masonic Temple, 1307 Eutaw Street. On Tuesday, the family will receive friends at the Masonic Temple from 11:30 A.M. to 12 P.M. with services to follow. Inquiries to 410-433-7500.
February 7, 2006
The once-secret halls of a downtown Masonic temple have undergone a $27 million transformation to attract brides, banquets and businessmen, adding a new competitor in Baltimore's meetings and events market. The recently opened Tremont Grand, in the 200 block of N. Charles St., is linked to the 300-suite Tremont Plaza by a walkway. With 45,000 square feet of meeting space, the hotel is second only to the much larger Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, with 79,500 square feet of meeting space.
November 27, 2005
CHRIS SMITH STILL REMEMbers the first time he toured Baltimore's Masonic Temple. It was 25 years ago and, as the new owner of a nearby apartment and office tower that he was converting to a hotel, he was invited to explore the mysterious palace built for the secret rites and ceremonies of Maryland's Freemasons. He marveled at the lavish Corinthian Room, with its coffered ceiling and marble balustrades; the ornate Oriental Room, with its geometric decorations and ogee-shaped windows; and the intimate Chapel, with its religious mural and medallions -- all exquisitely crafted, all reserved for members and guests of the intensely private fraternal organization.
February 16, 2004
Nearly lost to the wrecking ball several years ago, the Maryland Masonic Temple at 221-227 N. Charles St. is the next local landmark in line for a full-blown restoration. The William C. Smith Co. is turning the building into the Tremont Grand, a 90,000-square-foot conference and banquet facility that will be operated as an extension of its Tremont Plaza Hotel on the same block. The seven-story building was constructed in 1869 as a meeting hall for the Grand Lodge of Masons of Maryland and restored after fires in 1890 and 1908.